Yoga at Kookaburra Creek
move • stretch • breathe • relax • meditate • realise
Yoga at Kookaburra Creek is taught in the Raja and Hatha Yoga traditions which have been practised in India for thousands of years.
Yoga is an ancient healing practice which has evolved over many thousands of years. At its most fundamental level, Hatha Yoga was originally intended to bring the body, mind and spirit into harmony and balance so the deeper practices of Raja Yoga could be done with greater ease, leading the practitioner towards liberation. In modern times our goal may be different - to strive for perfect health, lasting happiness and general wellbeing - and yoga can assist in this.
When practised regularly and sincerely yoga has the potential to bring us into harmony and balance, and bring about healing of both body and mind. Meditation is a state of mind which can be accessed through techniques which calm and control thoughts, emotions and outer sensations.
Meditation classes at Kookaburra Creek are taught in a systematic and experiential manner and are suitable for complete beginners.
Our classes draw on traditional yoga teachings. We have had the great privilege of studying directly with contemporary masters such as Swami Venkatesananda of the Sivananda lineage, AG and Indra Mohan from the Krishnamacharya lineage, Sri Swami Somanatha and others both in Australia and India, and teach our classes at the centre in a traditional manner. Each class includes some meditation, relaxation and pranayama (yogic breathing).
Beginners classes are comprised of fluid sequences which integrate breath and movement, bringing about enhanced general wellbeing, increased flexibility, and calmness and clarity of mind. These gentle exercises are ideal for beginners as they place no strain on the joints and can be modified to suit stiff bodies!
The general yoga classes on our timetable are slightly more challenging but are still suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness and a willingness to try something new.
New students are encouraged to attend our 5 Week Absolute Beginners Courses to receive a thorough introduction to this ancient healing art and to learn to practice yoga safely with awareness and discernment.